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Preparatory meeting for Action month for labour safety, hygiene


On April 11th, 2019, in Hanoi, Central Steering Committee for Action month for labour safety, hygiene held the meeting on preparing for Action month for labour safety, hygiene 2019. Attending the meeting were Deputy Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung, Permanent Vice Chairman of Central Steering committee for Action month for labour safety, hygiene; Vice President of Quang Nam Provincial People's Commitee Le Van Thanh; member of the Central Steering Committee and representatives from relating Ministries, sectors


Speaking at the opening of the meeting, Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of the Central Steering Committee said that Action Month for labour safety, hygiene was implemented with positive and synchronous response from ministries. departments, branches, localities and businesses; effective participation of media and press agencies. Thereby, employers and employees have actively responded, cared and invested better for occupational safety and health (OSH); Awareness and consciousness of all levels, sectors, businesses and workers on ensuring occupational safety and hygiene have positive changes.
Reporting in the meeting,  Director General of the Department of Labour Safety Ha Tat Thang said that the OSH Action Month 2019 with the theme "Strengthening assess and manage risks of occupational safety and health at the workplace” from May 1st to May 31st, 2019. The Steering Committee for OSH Action Month agreed to select Quang Nam as the local host for the launching ceremony of OSH Action Month in 2019. The National Launching Ceremony was held on May 4th, 2019, at the Conference Hall of Tam Ky City, Quang Nam Province.
In the spirit of promoting the results achieved and innovating in the organization of activities on OSH, ministries, branches and localities, and members of the Steering Committee have actively exchanged and agreed about programs and activities at the Launching Ceremony and activities to respond to the Action Month for labour safety, hygiene of the Government; At the same time, many practical response activities will be organized, following the theme of the Action Month to form an action campaign to prevent labour accidents, occupational diseases, improve working conditions and health care for workers at work.
On the same day, the Central Steering Committee for Action month for labour safety, hygiene also held a press conference on organizing the Action month for labour safety, hygiene in 2019.
An action month for labour safety and hygiene this year will be held in May, with the launching ceremony to be organised in Quang Nam province on May 4.
The action month will deal with accessing and managing labour safety and hygiene risks at workplaces.
Accordingly, there will be a dialogue between the National Council for Labour Safety and Hygiene and enterprises, a seminar discussing experience in occupational accidents and preventive measures, a training course on health care for health workers, among others.
Labour safety and hygiene inspection will be launched at 10 construction sites and eight groups and corporations nationwide.